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October Half Term Holiday Club

pastel still life


Day One – Foundations of Still Life Drawing

HERTFORD* – Mon 29th Oct – 10 – 12

ST. ALBANS**Mon 29th Oct – 2.30 – 4.30

In this session we will get back to basics, learning the essential techniques needed for successful observational  drawing.  Using a beautiful selection of Autumnal fruits and vegetables as inspiration, children will use pencil to create a fantastic still life drawing.

During this session children will learn:

  • How to use a view finder
  • How to use a pencil to measure angles
  • How to use negative space to help with positioning
  • How to use pencils tonally

Day Two – Chalk Pastel Still Life

HERTFORD* –Thur 1st Nov – 10 – 12

ST. ALBANS ** – Tues 30th Oct – 2.30 – 4.30

Chalk pastels are fantastic to work with: they can be mixed and blended and overlaid and  they can create dark shadows and bright highlights.  In this session we will use chalk pastel on dark paper to create still lives you can almost reach out and touch!

During this session children will learn:

  • How to plan the composition of a still life
  • How to sketch in objects using pastel
  • How to blend colours
  • How to use light to dark pastel tones to create a 3D effect

£15 per child  £25 for both sessions
20% sibling discount


* HERTFORD – Quaker Meeting House, Hertford, SG14 1BA

** ST ALBANS – Fleetville Community Centre, Royal Rd, St Albans AL1 4LQ

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